It's really cool that you guys are out jumping in the snow. If they can jump there, they can jump anywhere right?
I would like to put some comments at your video's to see if we agree on some keypoints. Feel free to let me know where you agree and where you see something different.
2 small points really: 1: With this exercise I try to teach them to jump before the pole touches the ground. I feel this is the right way to teach the feeling of pre-jump. 2: both of them tilt their head back, this often leads to loss of tension in the upper body (of course pre jumping in snow might be a bit hard
Look very good for 1 small detail: I like to make them keep the knee higher even on the way down. She drops it just a little bit.
BEFORE food contact, her left arm is not fully extended. Also as in the first video, I like to see a take-off before the pole touches the ground. (again, the snow doesn’t make it easier)
Well obviously she is 2 steps early with the plant and she takes of under. Also her head is way back even before take-off. You have some work here coach!
This boy started four months ago.
I like the fact that his right arm is extended upon contact of his take-off foot. Good knee and finishes his take-off. This looks good. Teach him to really jump up so that his pole touches the sand after the take-off. Also, there is some work on his running, he needs to get his toes up!
When his leg is all the way up at the back, he seems to lose tension in his back and he bents his knee. I don’t know if you encourage this but I try to get them to keep the leg fully extended. Power comes from hips and shoulders and not from the knee.
The take-off is a bit under (although I know it is really tough to get a young athlete to the perfect take-off spot). He breaks his trail-leg at the knee. Also, het throws his head back which will make it really hard for him to extend to the vertical.
Conclusion: I am glad to see that your jumpers are human too. You had me a little worried there
. Feel free to discuss the corrections I am talking about.